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micht n m. (Lat. amictus) a priest's amice: mar fholuigheas an
m. ¤ an sagart, Eochairsg. 36.2 . an miochd, Luc. Fid. 163.15 .
m'fainne, mo mhicht (said by a bishop), RC xxxvii 352 § 8.
Muire na miocht Mary of the amices (i.e. of the Mass), Arch.
85Hib. i 100 § 23. Of the Jewish high-priest's mitre or turban:
míochd, Exod. xxviii 4 (= míter xxix 6 ). Of an article of
clothing worn by women: míocht sirig ar a brat fo gach
rioghain ` embroidery ' (?), Duan. Finn i 65.14 . miocht `a coiffe
or head-dress for women', Dinneen . Cf. micht, IGT Dec. § 95,
p. 127 , g s. in mheachta , ib. ex. 1670 .

5 michuirdech adj o, ā. m̅c̅ micuirdech, LL 386a48 . ara síair
mengaig míchuirtig (of the Fury Megaera), TTébe 4318 . tir
in mīrūin bæglaig ṁichairdig (of Hell), LB 256b (marg.).
atomraracht . . . co mianach míchuirdech, Aisl. MC 85.1 . Cf.
míochoirteach ` monstrous ', O'R. and michoirthe.

10 1 mid n u, n. and m. midh (m.), IGT Dec. § 71. g s. meadha, ex.
1550 . Mead, metheglin: m. ¤ .i. combrec ro truailled and .i.
med (i.e. it is a corruption of Welsh medd), Corm. Y 853. n s.
(with art.) a mmid mass, IT i 77.20 ( LL 261a23 ) = in mid, Eg.
fín ┐ m. ¤ do dáil fair, TBC 1614. dabach do m. ¤ medrach, SC
15 33. fa ro-beg do midh a dīl very little mead sufficed him (of
Colum C.), ZCP vii 304.9 . m. ¤ cuill hazel-mead , xiii 276.2 . as e
mo miodh mh'uisci fúar cold water is my mead, Buile S. 86.9 .
pait meda, LU 4455. mesce tre ol cormae no chingiti medæ,
Mon. Tall. § 40. gáir meda the shout of (those that drink) mead,
20 Met. Dinds. iv 368. ba mac meda co fledól, Anecd. ii 35 § 8.
Frangcaigh . . . santaigh senmedha thirsting for old mead, IT
iii 91 § 128 = Bruchst. i § 36 . d'ól meadha mhais, A. Ó
Dálaigh lv 9 .
Compds. i nArd Macha mid-adbail `rich in mead', Met.
25Dinds. iv 130. for ríg midcharthach Mide mead-loving , ii 44 .
¤ chuach a mead-cup: combo móir béolu midchuaich, LU
4482 = fidchōich, TBC² 395 (YBL). ¤ garb: ic ríg Macha
midgairb `wild with mead', Met. Dinds. iii 368 (but cf. iv 222.2
quoted under 3 mid-). ¤ ól mead-drinking , LL 369 marg. inf.
30 fian Mhuaidhe is millsi midoil, 394.4 . a hucht Muimnech in
mid-ōil mead-quaffing Munstermen, MacCarthy 426 z . ¤ ólach:
in fiad mesta m. rich in draughts of mead, Met. Dinds. iii 136
(midōlmar v.l.). ¤ rian: dar midriana streams of mead, ZCP xi
80 § 3 . With the g s. stem med- in poetry (metri gratiâ): ar
35shluagh Mhúir mheadh-altruim mBreagh ` mead-producing '
(: eanac[h]luinn), Studies 1928, 675 § 8 . tri fichit med ba med-
rand `three score measures was his share of mead', Met. Dinds.
iv. 344. See also follg.

2 mid n honour, renown? a word (if genuine) confined to poetry,
40perhaps an arbitrary use of 1 mid. míodh ` honour, dignity ',
O'R. ? flaith co fáthaib fogaib mid ` respect ', Met. Dinds. iv
96.103 (see note; in v 276 taken as acc. of med `balance').
Ethur ard fofuair miodh ` renown ', Leb. Gab. i 168.2 , cf.
Keat. i 224.5 . fleadh choitchionn do fhleadh, a Ch.; miodh ar
45thruaghuibh ┐ ar thréanaibh do mhiodh `an honour for the
weak and for the strong is thy honour
' (?), Todd Lect. iv 66 § 13
(= 1 mid?). ? doraid (.i. rig) Muman m. ¤ co mend | Faelchad
file faebur fland, LL 43a36 . ? sacart Airdmacha midh ciuil,
Arch. iii 307 § 28 (perh. = 1 mid: the poem contains frequent
50humorous allusions to liquors; cf. §§ 20 , 23 ). Cf. also: Flann
. . . mid-suī sīde suiges lind | tiug-suī tīre trī Finn Fland (a sage
of renown
? a mead-sage who imbibes liquor? of Flann Maini-
strech), ib. 308.6 (same poem) = midhsui sidhe suidheas lind
(`contemplative sage is he who sits with us' O'Don.), FM ii 870.

55 3 mid nin compds. mid-, middle, centre: used exceptionally as
absol., folld. by gen.: mac rig Muide mid samraid | fuair i fid
uaine ingin in midsummer, YBL 118a marg. inf. = Bruchst.
i § 161 . fo midh abunn, BLism. 176rb35 .
I With adj. in primary sense, or occasionally in that of
60 middling, partially , cf. mid .i. leth, O'Mulc. 821. ¤ garb: ós
brúachaib mara midgairb `of the rough mid-sea', Met. Dinds.
iv 222.2 (but cf. iii 368.38 quoted under 1 mid). ¤ lán: is
midlán inbėr Linni Luachainne half-full , CRR 11. go dtárla
an mhuir . . . 'n-a mallmagh mhíodhlán swelling (?), ML 48.1 .
65 cloch dárbo midhlán a glac, Comp. CC 121.16 ( Med. & Mod.Ir.
Ser. iii ); 120.4 . ¤ lethan: carbad mór midhleathan ` middle-
broad ', Todd Lect. iv 74 § 23. Name of Finn's drinking-cup ,
Fianaig. 56.7 . ¤ oll: mōrarggain . . . Mide mid-uill `of great
central Meath
', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 33 = LL 184a17 (= 1 mid?).
70See also midṡeng, -thromm.
II With subst., corresponding to Engl. mid-. ¤ aís middle
age , generally of adolescence, period between childhood and
manhood: méidither cenn mic midhaísi, TBC p. 369 n. 14 .
tricha mac midaísi, IT iii 246.91 (LL), cf. ZCP viii 541.22 . co
75snāifitis maic midaísi foraibh, ZCP xi 62 § 5. ML 4.10 . ITS
v 180.2 . níor mhó ná mac miodhaoise, Duan. Finn i 47.10 .
Of the period of life between youth and old age: genus i
n-óide, creisine i mmidais, ettla fri hæs, LB 71 marg. inf.
ním creisineach miodhaoise, Studies 1931, 437 § 10 . ¤ bine:
80 ni m. ¤ insin no venial crime (?), LL 122b28 . ¤ bolg o, m. ` middle
bag', belly: midhbolg aice cosmhuil re bolg sidhe, Lism.L.
2223. delbh duine . . . co m. ¤ umai, BB 487a34 . g s. in place-
name: Magh Midhbuilcc (Míbuilg v.l.), BNnÉ 284.14 . As ā,f.
stem: mac midbuilce mela `son of honey-bag', Aisl. MC 33.13
85= milbuilci, 123.36 . ¤ cuairt, see below. ¤ glenn n. a central
glen or valley, a depression: tar maige, tar midglinni, FB 47.
sétid maige midglinne, 50 . ¤ guala f. space between the shoulders:
ro gabastar . . . a chathbarr . . . dar a midguallib sechtair,
TBC 2535. ¤ lá n. midday: iar medón midlaí, LU 6338 , TBC
2474. ¤ lisse, see -ṡliss. ¤ medón m., strengthened form of
5 medón middle, centre: i midmedon in laei at the height of noon,
CCath. 3516. i midhmedón laoi, FM v 1778. go midhmhedón
erraigh, Hugh Roe 76.2 (fo. 20a) . ¤ nocht midnight: midnoct
nocturn , Thes. i 3.36 . iar midnocht, Aisl. MC 7.14 . hi míd-
nocht na cásc, PH 5009. teit di m. ¤ to midnight mass (on
10Easter Eve), Rule of Céli Dé § 13. do leigthi dochom an
mhiodnochta midnight mass, Rule of Tall. § 54. (Fig.) Colum
C. coinneal tōidhius teóra reachta . . . doréd midhnocht
maighne Erca, ZCP viii 197 § 11. ¤ ṡliss mid-side, mid-beam ;
in older lit. in pl. mid(ṡ)lisse, apparently of rafters or timbers
15in upper part of a room: nos-cuir i n-arda, co ranic midlisi in
tigi, FB 64. flesc . . . adcomced midlisse in tige, 55 . flesc
airgit . . . rosaiged midlissiu in taige, LL 248b42 = TBFr. 82
( Med. & Mod.Ir. Ser. v ). Of seat running along one side of a
room: ro erb fair suidhe . . . for miodhslios na bruighne, Hugh
20Roe 230.31 (61b) .